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Chelsea supporters are demanding that Cesar Azpilicueta is handed the captain's armband instead of Gary Cahill, with the Spaniard easily one of the Blues' most popular players in recent times.
After the departure of club legend John Terry last summer, Antonio Conte decided to hand Cahill the honour of skippering the Premier League champions this season, given he's been at Stamford Bridge since 2012.
But his performances of late have been pretty poor, particularly in the recent defeats to Bournemouth and Watford, and it looks like his spell as captain could well be over.
Azpilicueta has been the model of consistency in his six years at Chelsea, and has excelled playing in either full-back role, as well as centre-back.
It seems a campaign to see the Spanish defender properly recognised is well and truly underway on Twitter:
I firmly believe that Azpilicueta would have made a better captain than Garry Cahill.
- ️ (@AddictedToCFC) February 1, 2018
Announce Azpilicueta 1st Captain
- :ocean:Sam:flag_mx: (@ElTwisterDeSam) February 13, 2018
Cesar Azpilicueta is the most underrated defender in the premier league. He was immense last night. Absolutely want him to be the next Chelsea captain. Incredible passion. Proper Chels.
- Riyaz Sunasra (@sunasrariyaz) February 13, 2018
Good morning to those who acknowledge Azpilicueta as our captain :slight_smile::pray:
- Draco Malfoy (@riri_uk) February 13, 2018
Can conte just give Azpilicueta captain hand band man is just unreally?
- adekunle daniel (@dannyky56) February 12, 2018
Azpilicueta stay the longest on the pitch applauding the fans alongside Morata.
- TBO (@ThibautHood) February 12, 2018
Make Azpilicueta our permanent captain already... A humble servant, a leader by example.
- Paul Nwachukwu (@Inthosedayz) February 12, 2018
Azpilicueta, the real captain of chelsea. cahill, the real usurper
- Abduljabbar Zia (@abduljabbar_5) February 13, 2018
New iPhone edit; C.Azpilicueta My captain, RTs and Likes appreciated. #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/HaPfkLiVMg
- jco (@jcoArtwork) February 10, 2018
One step in the right direction @ChelseaFC would be to make Azpilicueta captain. Cahill, whom i have supported, does not, it appear, have the qualities to unite this team & make them fight. Azpilicueta consistently puts in Captains performances week in week out #dave #captain pic.twitter.com/obzPggLs72
- Tara (@Rhona0505) February 8, 2018
Make Azpilicueta the captain, Gary Cahill simply isn't cut out for it. We need a true leader carrying the team.
- Mod (@HazardChaos_) February 7, 2018
What do you think of the calls? Should Azpilicueta be the new captain?
Have your say in the comments section, below.
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